While the idea has strong backing from some in the Federal Coalition Government, in the general population support for new coal mines has fallen by more than 8% since the 2019 election. Support has tumbled 14% amongst coalition voters.
Support for new coal mines has fallen since the 2019 election from 45% in June to 37% in January 2020.
The biggest drop in support for new coal mines is among Coalition voters with support dropping by 14% from June to January.
There is no statistically significant difference (only 4.5%) between capital and non-capital city residents support for new coal mines
The drop in support for new coal mines isn’t linked to the bushfires raging in January.
|Variable description||Per cent in favour, Grouped by party vote|
|Variable time span||2020 (January), 2019 (June)|
|Published by||ANU Poll|
|Publisher Link||ANU Poll https://csrm.cass.anu.edu.au/research/publications/exposure-and-impact-attitudes-2019-20-australian-bushfires-0|